About us

FEED - the Knowledge Community is part of the MEDIET project, funded by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. It's an open network where anyone can share their own knowledge by becoming a member of a constantly growing and interconnected community. It aims to promote, capitalise and create new partnerships through a single network, disseminating experiences that have replicable potential capable of changing the living conditions of entire communities and regions. FEED brings together good practices, initiatives and projects, legislation and research.

FEED successfully promotes the exchange of knowledge and experience on issues that have a major impact on the sustainability of food systems.

A Sustainable Food System (SFS) is a food system that delivers food security and nutrition for all in such a way that the economic, social and environmental bases to generate food security and nutrition for future generations are not compromised. This means that: – It is profitable throughout (economic sustainability); – It has broad-based benefits for society (social sustainability); – It has a positive or neutral impact on the natural environment (environmental sustainability). Food systems (FS) encompass the entire range of actors and their interlinked value-adding activities involved in the production, aggregation, processing, distribution, consumption and disposal of food products that originate from agriculture, forestry or fisheries, and parts of the broader economic, societal and natural environments in which they are embedded.


FEED - the knowledge community is the platform designed to host and share projects and ideas that have brought about change for a community in the field of Food Sustainable Systems. It’s an open network where everyone can share his/her own knowledge by becoming a member of a constantly growing and interconnected community.


FEED translates successful initiatives of cooperation and development into a platform that brings together communities and knowledge systems. Every logged member will have the chance to upload through specific forms the results of his/her activities, research, experiences, read about the real needs of territories on drivers and barriers to the development of Food Sustainable Systems, and get in touch with other FEED members. He/She will be able to have access to the FEED community knowledge system, by having access to its database through topic-driven research. He/She will be in touch with the other members of the community to seek advice, exchange opinions, and establish new partnerships. This set of elements makes possible the development of a knowledge system useful to anyone who wants to keep up with progress.


The CIHEAM Bari is responsible for approving FEED’s strategy and for overseeing its operation.
The Coordination Team manages and supervises the functioning of the FEED platform and consistency with the vision and the mission.
The Content Team draws up and develops the editorial plan. It elaborates a content production plan, defines style, format and effectiveness of content. Designs new content such as podcasts, photos, cross-media reports, videos, infographics.
The Assessment Committee evaluates the quality, correctness and consistency of the material uploaded by members, following the FEED methodology.
The Enhancement Committee chooses the best Good Practices and Projects that will be played out in audiovisual material.
The Enhancement Committee consists of 5 members who have in-deep knowledge on:

  • International cooperation
  • Research and development
  • Media enhancement
  • Sustainable Food Systems
  • International bodies

The IT Team is responsible for the management, performance, maintenance, and overall reliability of the platform. The IT Team must ensure that the stored information is protected and easily accessible to those authorised to access it.
Regarding the governance of the platform’s data, CIHEAM Bari has established processes and responsibilities that ensure the quality of the information according to a flow of evaluation and approval of the proposed content.

Governance FEED